Rio+20: The need for a political framework for a green economy

At the end of the last Prep Com in Rio there is still no substance or clarification on the concept of Green Economy. We believe that apart from the necessary debate about implied principles and values we need concrete policy approaches that show what we actually mean with this term.

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June 15, 2012   Comments Off on Rio+20: The need for a political framework for a green economy

Rethinking environmental protection: IMF Special Drawing Rights could finance the energy transition

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The threat posed by climate change is increasing and it is high time the world switched to renewable energies. But politics has not yet succeeded in investing sufficient funds quickly. There is an alternative though: create new money to spend on climate projects.

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March 9, 2012   Comments Off on Rethinking environmental protection: IMF Special Drawing Rights could finance the energy transition